Here’s the Party In A Box dock / speaker system by Soul Electronics (rapper Ludacris’ line of audio products). This system is big enough to dock an iPad comfortably, but comes with both AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.8GHz transciever able to stream uncompressed CD audio or hook up with wireless speakers â€“ but who cares, it sports analog VU-meters!
Speaker-wise there’s dual 6.5" subwoofers, two 3" midrange speakers and four 1" tweeters. Power-wise you can run it on a 110/240V power supply, a 12V cigarette lighter adapter or just regular batteries if you want to take it with you.
From the product page:
“The PIAB P910 is the ultimate wireless, high performance entertainment system. Unmatched in its class, this innovative system generates the dynamic sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable and stylish box. A powerful 8-speaker omnidirectional hybrid system fills the room with unparalleled deep bass, and crystal clear mids and highs, while wireless technology allows streaming of music through Bluetooth.”
(â€¦oh, and there’s HDMI as well, allowing you to hook it up to your TV).
Product page: Soul Electronics
Buy @ Amazon.com ($999)
Say hi to Bowers & Wilkins A7, a stylish, wireless music system with AirPlay support, meaning you can hook up your iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch or Mac (if you’ve got Mac OS X Mountain Lion) and stream music easy as pie. Hell, you can add another A7 and it forms a really good looking â€“ albeit expensive â€“ multiroom system.
Beneath the brushed aluminum surface you’ll find a 6″ Kevlar subwoofer, four high quality stereo drivers along with five dedicated Class D amplifiers for a “natural and widely spread sound” with a rich and deep bass. Remember these are the ones that did the odd-looking (but well-sounding) Zeppelin Air.
“Wireless audio is upsampled through A7’s audiophile-quality 96kHz/24bit Digital-to-Analogue Convertor (DAC), reducing noise and increasing dynamic range, for a more detailed, natural sound from the high-quality drive units. Not all sound is good sound. A7 features tube-loaded tweeters first seen on our flagship Nautilusâ„¢ speaker. Rear reflections in the cabinet are absorbed by the design, to ensure pure high frequencies”
Product page: Bowers-wilkins.com: A7 ($799)
Looking for a new set of stylish Airplay speakers? Here’s NS2 Air Monitors by the Swedish up and coming brand Nocs, allowing you to stream music from your computer (Mac/PC), iPad, iPhone or iPod wirelessly. The 70W NS2:s sports hand-built rubber coated cabinets (available in six colors), silk dome tweeters and Kevlar reinforced woofers.
Product page: Nocs.se: NS2 Air Monitors ($TBA)
More docking speaker goodies: here’s JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock allowing you to play all your music over WiFi from any iTunes running computer (Mac/PC), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Besides that it sports a color display showing the album artwork along with album / artist / song information.
Other features include HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization), USB port, dual alarms, playback control buttons and digital FM-radio with 10 station presets.
The speaker will be available this spring, no price tag yet though.
JBL.com: On Air Speaker Dock
Philips has just announced a new set of stylish iPhone/iPod Touch docking speakers dubbed Fidelio SoundSphere. Besides allowing you play through your docked device it sports Apple AirPlay as well, so you can hook up your Mac or PC running iTunes or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without any ugly, cluttering cables. Just Wi-Fi bliss.
“The amazing sound quality of the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speaker lies in its design. The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.”
The Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers will be available for purchase around May 2011 to a retail price of 799 EUR (about 1,110 USD).